Global Citizenship Pathway
The Global Citizenship Pathway is for students who wish to incorporate global awareness and citizenship in their curriculum. The pathway is designed to foster students’ greater awareness of their global imprint, satisfy their curiosity about the global community and its issues, and provide a vibrant forum for their examination of culture, language, and contemporary issues. Participation in the pathway will empower students to meet the challenges of the 21st century to participate fully as active citizens and to be socially responsible members of the global community.
Students involved in the pathway will achieve personal growth through the examination and reflection of global issues. This pathway provides students with the opportunity to realize their potential as thoughtful leaders of humanity in the 21st century.
The Global Citizenship Pathway is also co-curricular. Designed with a global focus, students will actively participate in relevant activities; promote global understanding and peaceful resolution of conflicts; perform community service; and have the opportunity to travel abroad.
If you are sensitive to cultural differences, committed to making a difference in the world, and willing to develop the knowledge needed for personal and professional success in the 21st century, you are encouraged to participate in the Global Citizenship Pathway.
Upon successful completion of the requirements for honors distinction of the Global Citizenship Pathway, students will receive the global citizen distinction at the awards banquet and receive an honor cord at graduation.
Honor Cord Requirements for the Global Citizenship Pathway
An honor cord signifying your academic achievement in the Global Citizenship Pathway will be awarded to students who complete the following requirements:
- Complete required and elective courses in the Global Citizenship Pathway with an overall 3.0 GPA.
- Maintain a minimum overall 2.5 GPA in all high school courses.
- Participate in quarterly club meetings and activities.
- Provide community service with an international dimension/purpose.
- Participate in international travel (school organized and including fundraising for global citizenship trip that incorporates culture, adventure, and community service) or alternative approved activity.
- Join in an annual group read on an international issue or focus.
- Complete a research project.
- Write a reflection essay about the personal growth over the years as a global citizen participant.
- Prepare a global resume.
- Submit a global portfolio documenting all formal requirements of the program, including final capstone reflection essay.